Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Marital Bliss

For seven years! Brian and I celebrated another anniversary yesterday. But it wasn't really just another anniversary, it was our seventh - which means that we have past the test! You know, the seven-year itch! Brian had no idea what I was talking about when I told him this.

Anyway, it was a wonderful day. We usually try to take turns planning Valentines Day and our anniversary, but for some reason I ended up in charge of both days this year (that means I am off duty next year Bri, it is all you!). I decided that we were going to do something different, something that Brian would not normally do, something that he would have to do because it was our anniversary and I said so...



We got pedicures! It was so much fun - even Brian would say so. I could tell he was a little uncomfortable and out of his element when we walked in, but he was such a good sport about it. We got deluxe pedicures which included a leg massage, and Brian upgraded his to get a hot stone massage as well. It was so relaxing and Brian actually really enjoyed it. When we left he even said he would do it again - surprise, surprise!

After our pedicures we enjoyed a steak dinner - something very "manly" to balance out the night;) At dinner Brian surprised me with a beautiful turquoise ring. There is a story behind this ring and it holds a lot of sentimental value, but I am not divulging that info today. Lets just say that the whole thing made me cry, something I try hard not to do in public. It is one of the best presents I have ever received. Thank you Brian.

We also did some reminiscing by watching our wedding video. It is amazing what seven years will do! Everyone looked so young, especially Anna and Mary who were our flower girls. I loved our wedding. It was a perfect day.

And I love you Brian. I look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with you.

18 comments:

Jamie said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a great day.

Crazy Lifferths said...

Happy Anniversary! We take turns on Anniversaries and that sounds like a fabulous idea, too bad I planned this year! I will have to keep that one in mind though. Way to not walk away Bri and actually ADMIT YOU LIKED IT! Scott tried to claim he didn't ever want a massage, we did that this year and HE LOVED IT! It doesn't hurt to try!

Monica said...

Happy Anniversary! 7 years, wow! Life zips by!

Amber said...

Wow congratulations! I don't know if I could ever get Mark to go get a pedicure with me, but that sounds like fun!

The Lund Five said...

Happy 7 year Anniversary!! I would love to go get pedicures with Dave but he refuses. Maybe Brian can talk him into it!

The Carter Family: said...

That's AWESOME that Brian went for the pedicures!! I don't know if Brady ever would (only if I tricked him to get him there!) and that is a great idea to switch off on the planning-I will definitely remember that in the future! We always go to St. George and do a session in the temple (that's where we were married)but we could always fit in some time for pedicures while we're at it!!!

whitney said...

What a fabulous idea! Kudos to Brian for actually doing it...and enjoying it! I'm glad you enjoyed your anniversary...phew about passing the seven year itch!

Simmons Family: said...

HAPPY 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! We LOVE our pedicures!! Glad you had a free night with no kids. We're still waiting to actually celebrate our 9year that has come and gone.

Andrea

Zachary said...

Congratulations! That is awesome! Brian is a pretty awesome guy. He has to be to keep up with my absolutely awesome cousin!

Glad you guys had a great anniversary!

Princess said...

I am so glad you guys had a good anniversary and I am jealous of the pedi's! I am glad Brian was able to get in touch with his more feminine side! I wish I could have been there to watch those babies for you! Love you!

Heather said...

So cute! I cant beleive it has been 7 years! Cant wait to see your ring! Happy Anniversary!

Nathan and Esther said...

Congrats! I can't believe it's been seven years! I think that is so great that you got Brian to get a Pedicure.

rsheedy said...

Awesome! How fun.

Ashley Rae said...

That is so cute. I love it! That's really good that he went and ENJOYED a pedicure. Haha. That is way fun for you guys... Congrats on passing the 7 yr itch. Justin and just celebrated our 6th anniversary... so I guess we'll see what this year holds for us. LOL.

Happy Anniversary!

Johansen Family said...

Congratulations on your anniversary...it sounds like you had a good one. Glad to hear that Brian oculd "man up" and get the pedicure with you. It was tough to get BJ to go the first time too, but now he's a big fan.

Craig Lifferth said...

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary!

Mike and Meg said...

Jamie, I found you! Hope all is well in Utah! Cute blog! Mike loves pedicures and I am sure you and Brian will get them more often.

All About M.E.('s) said...

Uhhh....I always thought that the 7th anniversary started the 7 year itch? Good luck this year-you're gonna need it! Ha ha.